Touched with Fire: Kristin & Elisif Self-portrait by Elisif Bruun.

Touched with Fire: Kristin & Elisif

Tuttle Gallery, St. John Building, McDonogh School
8600 McDonogh Road, Owings Mills MD, 21117
November 12 - December 18, 2015

The theme draws its name from the groundbreaking 1996 book, Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, by renowned psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison. The same driving discomfort leading to substance misuse and desperate behaviors also may yield extraordinary creativity: grand gifts to the rest of us born of incomparable urgency. The exhibition Touched with Fire: Kristin & Elisif features works by two artists who died young, Kristin Rita Strouse and Elisif Bruun, whose journeys through creativity both illuminate and obscure their passages through mental illness and addiction.

 

Sponsor: Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation

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